Friday, September 7, 2012
What did you like best on the 1st day of school?
Addie Rae: reading books. Andrew: reading books.
Charles: playing. Clara: coloring.
Hasini: painting our hand. Jack: handprint painting.
Kyla: eating Scooby Doo snacks. Morgan: playing with the small Legos.
Raiyan: playing with the cars. Taylor: not taking a nap!
We had a successful first week of Kindergarten! Every student worked hard learning many new curriculums, classroom rules and meeting new friends. This is going to be a great school year! Here is a little information on things that we covered throughout the week.
Enjoy, Ms. Lenz
Phonics & Writing: Students learned the poems Mary Had a Little Lamb and Jack & Jill. We learned how to tap to each word we hear, repetition and looking at pictures to help tell the story. For writing we learned how to write our names using a pencil and journaling in notebooks.
Reading: Throughout the week the students worked in small groups and practiced different reading skills (ex. matching pictures to words). We also read the story: Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar. The students enjoyed reading/playing with this story.
Math: I introduced Chapter 0 to the students (yes, there is a chapter 0!!). We worked on positional words with objects in our classroom. The students also practiced listening to directions when working on their workbook pages. Positional Words: inside/outside, beside/between/above/below, over/under and top/middle/bottom.
- Yoga-students learned how to use their mats and follow directions.
- Art-Our art for the week was the adorable handprint poem. I hope all families enjoyed that kindergarten memory!
- Spanish-Introductions and Greetings. We learned how to say hello-hola, goodbye-adios, my name is-me llamo, friend-amigo, how are you?-como estas?, happy-bien & sad-mal.
Science: The students learned about their 5 senses.
Social Studies: I introduced Families to the students. We talked about the differences between our own families and the importance that our families have.
Health: Are You Healthy? The students will be talking a look at what are the things that we need to do to stay healthy!